Maker Of Toy Gun Being Sued

The maker of a toy gun is being sued by a mother from Fort Worth because of the serious burns she says her son suffered. 
It wasn’t the gun itself, but the 8 cap ring used in it that Synehtia Allen tells CBS-11 caused 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her 4 year-old son’s inner thigh and genitals.
In 2001, The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning that carrying the caps in pockets could cause them to ignite and injure kids.  Allen’s attorney calls the warning on the package of the Real Big Shot toy gun inadequate, and says that’s the reason for the 15 million dollar lawsuit he’s now filed on Allen’s behalf against toy gun maker Energy Club Incorporated.  Allen’s son is still recovering from the burns he suffered 2 weeks ago.  His injuries were so severe, he’s still being treated for his burns three times a week.

  • gm

    Oh my God…just bad parenting and the mother sees an opportunity to try and milk the system.

    • Tom

      Wow, bad parents and a shyster, what a deadly combination to the rest of us! The company needs to counter-sue the mom as her poor parenting skills contributed to this incident, as well as sue the shyster for his attempting to milk the system to his own personal gain. Why do we continue to allow people to shift responsibilities from where they belong to others?

  • Tim

    You got to be kidding… that’s unheard of. As kids, we probably went through a truck load of caps. We would even smash a whole roll of caps to make them explode and also would burn them with little or no result. But, 4 years old is a little young to be playing with a cap gun. This kids’ mom is a gold digger, plain and simple. I’d like to see them reinact this “accident”.

  • Ar By

    What’s a 4 year old doing with a toy gun? Much less a toy gun which uses Caps. DUMB, DUMB, DUMB. Hope they get laughed out of court.

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